Former President George H.W. Bush Passes Away at 94
The George H.W. Bush Presidential Library posted the following message:
Our heartfelt condolences go out to the family of President Bush on his passing. President Bush spent most of his life serving the public and had a long career in both domestic politics and foreign affairs. He was also a devoted husband and dedicated father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
President Bush was intimately involved in the Presidential Library and local community from attending exhibit openings and forums to frequently being seen in the museum and surrounding grounds. So many people here have been touched by his life and knowing him personally. Through his Presidential Library and Museum we will continue to honor his life and legacy with our utmost reverence.
Bush overcame quite a feat to become President. He was the first sitting Vice-President to be elected to the presidency since America's 8th President, Martin Van Buren in the mid-1800's.
President Bush has been touted as one of the most qualified people elected to the nation's highest office. In addition to serving as our beloved Ronald Reagan's Vice President, Bush was a Navy pilot (and the youngest aviator during WWII), a Congressman representing Texas, the Ambassador to the United Nations, Chairman of the Republican National Committee, U.S. Liaison to China, and Director of the CIA.